15 certificateThe Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys is a Film programme that first aired in 2002 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys is a 3 star programme


The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

Directed by
Peter Care

Peter Care's cult teen movie stars Emile Hirsch and Kiernan Culkin as Francis Doyle and Tim Sullivan, two rebellious teenage Catholic schoolboys who spend their spare time creating a comic book lampooning their draconian teacher Sister Assumpta. When she finds out and punishes them, they decide a suitable revenge will be drugging the town zoo's cougar and placing it in her room. Alongside the prank plotline is a darker one of Francis' love for Margie Flynn, who harbours a dark secret about her brother that leads to tragedy. Extracts from the boys' comic book are animated on screen by Todd McFarlane, who revived Spider-man and created the Spawn comic book series, later turned into a film.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2002

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Emile HirschEmile Hirsch...Francis Doyle
Image for Kieran CulkinKieran Culkin...Tim Sullivan
Image for Vincent DVincent D'Onofrio...Father Casey
Image for Jena MaloneJena Malone...Margie Flynn
Jake Richardson...Wade Scalisi
Tyler Long...Joey Anderson
Image for Jodie FosterJodie Foster...Sister Assumpta
Arthur Bridgers...Donny Flynn
Scott Simpson...Newsie
Image for Melissa Suzanne McBrideMelissa Suzanne McBride...Mrs. Doyle
Michael Harding...Mr. Doyle
Chandler McIntyre...Naturalist
Jeffrey West...Professor Sullivan
Yvonne Erickson...Mrs. Sullivan
Nicky Olson...Colin Gibbney
Carson Pigott...Jay Flynn